Britains Clone a Human Embryo
Scientists at Newcastle University have cloned a human embryo for the first time in Britain, a breakthrough that they hope will eventually lead to successful treatments for degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
The scientists announced their important advance as South Korean researchers revealed landmark stem cell research that they claim has brought revolutionary treatments for some of the most devastating illnesses a "giant step" closer.
While the promise of miraculous cures is used to market human cloning and pull in research dollars, each "advancement" involves the destruction of human lives, a fact that was conveniently left out of the article quoted above.
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, May 20, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Drs. Alison Murdoch and Miodrag Stojkovic of the Centre for Life at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England have announced that one of their cloned human embryos has survived to the blastocyst stage, that at which it may be killed for its stem cells. An embryo at the blastocyst stage consists of a ball of outer cells, and an inner cell mass of stem cells that if allowed to develop normally, will develop the parts of the child’s body. This inner cell mass is prized by stem cell researchers who posit that the cells can be induced to cure diseases in other people.
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